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Frankly it was a miracle that this didn't turn out to be one convoluted mess - Jonsi has never been one to contain his more grandiose impulses, and the pairing with expressive composer Nico Muhly promised a wild, perhaps out-of-control soundscape. But it does work, and to stunningly beautiful effect. Muhly deserves a ton of the credit, shaping the music around Jonsi's voice (really, an instrument all to itself) and crafting a diverse and motley sound that ranges from swelling timpani to twee bells to the rapid bird-like flitting of various strings.Read more ›
There are no highlights here, since the whole thing is one cohesive work. I mean, it's 9 songs, it's not going to take up your whole life, go listen to it! You did? Ok, then you should know the whole album is a highlight. You only get the full effect if you listen from start to finish. The soundtrack to an afterlife run through a field of flowers isn't set to one song, no, it's set to a whole album of music. There's nothing wrong with this album, and your enjoyment will all be based on your mood and personal taste. Bottom-line, if you like Sigur Rós, then you should like Jónsi. And you better hurry and enjoy Jónsi, because he's Icelandic, and Iceland has been a hub of volcanic activity lately. I'm just saying, enjoy him while we got him.
Jonsi's voice is such a unique instrument in and of itself and the arrangements work perfectly with his falsetto sing/song style...wow, I'm on my 5th time through since I got it and I don't see myself stopping the listening party until I take my seat in Denver for his concert. I'd give this 9 out of 10 and would only hold back that last point based on the fact that it isn't as long as it could be. I could use an epic, evolving and expansive track that goes beyond the 8 minute mark...but, I will take what I can get - gladly...
Some of us have enjoyed the mystery of Jonsi's icelandic/hopelandic lyrics in all of his other art, but we are the benefactors of a true artist on Go, he sings in english for all of us monolingual cro magnums here in the states (I am one too). Some may say the departure from his native and sometimes created tongue takes away some of the artistry that is sigur ros, I say that all it does is allow an artist to work in a medium that will permanently change the English music landscape. Finally, we in the English speaking world have a pure, musical victory rose.
The only plausible/arguable "downside" is its length, coming in under 40 minutes. I simply ask, "how long would long enough be?" Why do you own EVERY sigur ros album? Why would you listen to Untitled #4 on ( ) over and over? Perfection is found when its balance, brilliance and bliss are immediately recognized and accessible to all who view or hear. Bolt's 100 meter dash, Messi on the pitch, New Year's Eve, all are brief bursts of pure jubilation and joy, resounding long after the performance. Go is no different. Go do.
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Jonsi produced a great album with "Go." It varies only slightly from Sigur Rós, so you may be disappointed if you're looking for a departure from classic Sigur... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Geóff
Purchased as a gift; had personal copy already. An excellent choice for any Sigur Ros fan. A fine choice for the musically eclectic.Published 23 months ago by Bernard Metro
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Jónsi (aka Jón Thor Birgisson) is the voice and tone behind Iceland’s Sigur Rós who finally has released a solo album of great... Read more
The depth of this music feels as though it is matching the speed of my personal evolution. Listening to this album brought me tears of joy for its brilliance.Published on December 5, 2013 by C. Hoyt
Love this album. Fun, upbeat with just enough edge to keep it from causing tooth decay. If you think you might like it-just buy it!Published on October 6, 2013 by Beatrice
Jonsi's music takes the listener into a different world. His falsetto voice, unique uses of instruments, and harmonized melodies will completely immerse you into a world of music... Read morePublished on October 3, 2013 by Jpsen.
my recently rekindled love for Sigur Ros prompted me to test this album out. but the 15 seconds of sampling per song led me wanting more, so i bought the mp3 version. OH MY GOSH! Read morePublished on August 24, 2013 by Kelly M. Leone
Preferring this to Sigur Ros. Love that I had this immediately available to listen to on my iPad and my iPhone.Published on July 5, 2013 by JENNIFER
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